Member Audit Program

Free member audits are a perk of DFA membership.  Each DFA Member is entitled to either one FSMA, one GMP, or two GMP audits. These audits help you prepare for official FSMA, HACCP, and GFSI certification. If you are not currently taking advantage of these free audits, you can enroll in the program at any time. There is no time like the present!.  

The Updated GMP Audit Checklist  

It’s been a long time coming, but we have officially updated the GMP audit checklist from 21 CFR 110 to 21 CFR 117. The most significant difference between the 21 CFR 110 and 21 CFR 117 is that the FDA now expects proactive enforcement of standards versus reactive enforcement. You can compare the changes here 

In October and November, we will be hosting complimentary DFA Member refresher training on Preventing the Most Common GMP & FSMA Non-Conformities. Stay tuned for more information on these courses and save the dates for: 

  • October 28 – Preventing the Most Common Non-Conformities from DFA GMP Audits 
  • November 18 – Preventing the Most Common Non-Conformities from DFA FSMA Audits 

As we advance, when DFA auditors are onsite, they will be making recommendations for the new checklist. Still, we will not be auditing or scoring against the new checklist until January 1, 2023, when the new audit year begins.  

An Audit Portal to Access All Member Audit Documents

We have GREAT news! In the next few months, we will be rolling out a new audit software system called ViaSyst. This system will provide you with a customer portal to access all your Member Audit data & GMP/FSMA audit reports. Lost emails are in the days of the past! The system will allow you to communicate to DFA staff and keep track of that communication. So please be on the lookout for ViaSyst communication within the next few months with your login credentials. We plan to schedule training webinars on how the system works and get you acquainted with the software with a plan for full implementation by January 1, 2023.  

We are very excited to be offering you this new program and to streamline the audit process even more!